Keeping Boston Safe: Three in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Two Shotguns During Traffic Stop in Roxbury


SAFER BOSTON: At about 1:16 AM, on Friday May 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested three individuals on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of Warren Street and Crawford Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation when they learned that the operator, later identified as Brandon Jenson, 32, of Boston, did not possess a valid driver’s license. As the officers began to ask the operator to step out of the vehicle, they observed what appeared to be a shotgun resting next to his right leg, pointed down towards the gas pedal. At this time, the officers removed the operator as well as the front seat passenger, later identified as Bennett Williams-Rollins, 24, of Dorchester and the rear seat passenger, Giselle DeJesus, 22, of Dorchester. Officers then safely recovered the weapon from the driver’s area which was determined to be a Smith and Wesson Model 916A shotgun (SEE PHOTO). Officers also then observed and recovered a Harrison and Richardson Standard M48 shotgun from the rear seat passenger area as well as several shotgun shells from the trunk of the vehicle.

All three parties were placed in custody on scene without incident after it was confirmed that none of them were licensed to carry a firearm. The three suspects will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Jenson will also be charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.